Facebook Messenger has announced the addition of a new feature, which is not entirely new for the Meta platform. It is called Notes, a feature that displays text at the top of the Inbox, along with profile pictures in the row above. It is akin to a short status update.
This feature is not new as it already exists in Instagram and WhatsApp. Those familiar with using it can now add a similar status update on Messenger. However, there are some limitations at the moment. Posts can only contain up to 60 characters, and it does not support adding GIFs or short clips. Additionally, it does not support Business Pages.
Notes is one of the features that Meta claims has been highly popular among younger users. Expanding it to Messenger seems to be a way to attract this user group to the platform.
TLDR: Facebook Messenger has introduced a new feature called Notes, which displays a short status update at the top of the Inbox. Similar to Instagram and WhatsApp, users can now add a status update on Messenger. However, there are limitations such as a maximum of 60 characters and the inability to add GIFs or short clips. Notes is popular among younger users, and expanding it to Messenger aims to attract this user group.